Savory Seaweed Recipes
Seaweed isn’t just for sushi anymore. This nutrient-rich food is a great way to add umami flavor to your recipes.
Dried seaweed, often pressed into sheets, is the most common way to find it, but fresh seaweed is also available. Many recipes call for dried seaweed to be soaked first, so be prepared ahead of time with a bowl of cold water. Once the seaweed is rehydrated, you can use it in stir-fries, added to soups or simply in a salad.
Seaweed is naturally salty thanks to the ocean water it grows in, so it works well when paired with milder ingredients that balance the salt, such as avocado, tofu or cucumbers. The saltiness is also why it works so well with seafood – try using shredded sheets of seaweed with rice and fish to create your own sushi bowl at home.
Dried seaweed is also excellent when used as a flavoring, much like other spice mixes. Sprinkle it over your morning eggs, on top of roasted potatoes or on popcorn.